Is Marvel's Avengers the first game with selectable difficulties where you can't replay the campaign?

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In Marvel's Avengers there is, to my knowledge, currently no way to replay the campaign except for deleting your save data or (maybe) signing in with a different profile. They may patch in support for replaying campaign missions or New Game Plus in the future but it's not there now, or if it is it's not easily accessible. But it's also a game that has multiple difficulty settings for the campaign which is generally a way to encourage replay value.

Is this the first time this has ever happened?

Obviously there have been games where you had to start over to replay them, but they almost always allowed you to do so via in game options, even if that was just to start a new save and would erase your old one. While having to go to the system level to delete your save isn't a huge difference in theory, one big difference here is that the single player progress persists with the multiplayer stuff, such as character level and equipment. So deleting your save is very suboptimal here as opposed to something like a single player action game or RPG where having a save near the end of the game isn't that useful.

Obviously there have been other Internet based games that cycled content where you couldn't play older stuff after some period of time, but I can't remember any game with multiple difficulties that didn't let you replay on a higher difficulty once you were finished. Can anyone else?

Also this is clearly a terrible decision by SQEnix, and one they will probably fix, but it's a really bad look. They made this long campaign with lots of cut scenes and stuff and only let you play it once? And they made a game about grinding and replaying levels and then only let you play the best ones once?

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I didn't know that...I mean I get it - the type of game it is, obv the plan is to make people know they're supposed to be playing the multiplayer, but this is a choice on their part and one that makes me less interested.

ty @bigsocrates this is helpful.

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If that's true it's pretty disappointing. I skipped some of the character specific mission chains because I was under powered, then the final mission hit me as a surprise because it was so early.

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@ryan3370: The character iconic missions are separate from the campaign and are still playable after the campaign is done. It’s only the campaign proper that isn’t, the side stuff is replayable.

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Welp, the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance games are still a thing. 3 looks fun, and I like my Switch.

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#6  Edited By hatking

I’ve been revisiting a few old games over the last couple months and the practice of not letting the player start a new campaign without erasing their previous progress is more common than I had assumed. Control and Watch Dogs 2 both come to mind as games that do this, which had me debating deleting a ~100% complete save just to see the story again. I can’t remember what the difficulty options were on Watch Dogs 2, but Control recently patched a Last of Us 2-esque accessibility menu.

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@hatking: there are lots of games that don’t let you start a new game without erasing your old game. Avengers doesn’t have that option. You need to do it at a system level. And I believe it deletes your multiplayer progress and maybe unlocks (unsure if it deletes paid unlocks)

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